Working Holiday Visas

Working Holiday visas is an arrangement between Australia and certain countries to encourage cultural exchange and closer ties by allowing young people (18 to 30 years old) to have an extended holiday in Australia supplemented by short-term employment for up to 12 months. It allows the applicant to work for any employer for up to six (6) months and study up to four (4) months.

While people visiting our Migration Agent Melbourne website don’t normally require immigration assistance for Working Holiday visas, we do help Working Holiday visa holders apply for the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (or 457 Visa).

Contact Migration Agent Melbourne if you are moving from a Working Holiday visa to a Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (or 457 Visa).

The main Working Holiday visas are:

Working Holiday Visa – Visa Requirements

For the Working Holiday visa, the visitor:

  • must have turned 18, but not turned 31, at the time of lodgment of the visa application
  • must hold a passport from one of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom
  • must be outside Australia when the visa application is applied for and granted
  • must not be accompanied by any children
  • must have sufficient funds at the initial stage ($5,000)

For the Working and Holiday visa, the visitor:

  • must hold a passport from one of the following countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay
  • must be outside Australia when the visa application is applied for and granted
  • must not be accompanied by any children
  • must have sufficient funds at the initial stage ($5,000)
  • meet education and English requirements, which will vary depending on country of passport

Working Holiday Visas – Visa Charges

Working Holiday visa
Base Application Charge
 
$ 440
Working and Holiday visa
Base Application Charge
Subsequent Application Charge
 
$ 440
$ 700

Working Holiday Visas